SFTP Configuration with Slate

Actions described in this guide require the Account Administrator role.

How do I configure Slate to receive documents from Scoir?

Scoir supports the delivery of document batches via SFTP, the approach recommended by Slate for integrations that include a need for document imports. To ease the burden on college admissions staff, Technolutions℠ and Scoir have teamed to simplify the steps required to enable connectivity between systems.

Part 1: Connect Slate and Scoir

Technolutions℠ has preconfigured templates for Scoir User and Materials Source Format so colleges can easily add these via the Slate Template Library. Once added, you simply need to login to Scoir (or create a free Scoir account) and enter the Slate domain associated with your Scoir Service Account to create an SFTP connection between these two systems.

STEP 1: In your Slate Template Library, go to the Source Formats section and add both Scoir CSV and ScoirMaterials. (NOTE: If you already have a DIP import created for Scoir, you will need to inactivate the existing Source Format prior to using this standardized integration.)

STEP 2: Scroll down to the Users section and add Scoir Service Account (you’ll need to click “Add” a second time in the pop-up window)

STEP 3: Login to Scoir, go to the Configure Integrations tab, for Username enter the domain associated with your Slate system (see tips below), and test connectivity.


*Tip: If you do not have a Scoir account, CLICK HERE to create your free account.

STEP 4: Activate your SFTP integration with Slate


Part 2:  Map Scoir fields & document types

When you receive your first batch file from Scoir, you will need to finalize mappings in order to complete the import setup process. These steps are completed by completing a Remap of each of the Format Definitions in Slate.

STEP 1: Remap Scoir CSV Field Destinations

Historically, many of the original 13 fields were automatically mapped. As of August 2020, over 100 new fields have been added to our manifest file. If you want to leverage these new fields, they will need to be manually mapped.

STEP 2: Remap the ScoirMaterials File

Scoir Document Types should be associated with your unique Material Codes in the Value Mappings Stage of the ScoirMaterials Format Definition.


STEP 3: Once you’ve remapped both formats, edit both your Scoir (CSV) Source Format and ScoirMaterials Source Format and set Remap Active to “Active”. Files will then be processed and added to the corresponding students’ records.


STEP 4: Confirm that incoming documents are saved to the Materials tab of the associated student records.


*Tip: If the Scoir batch file contains documents for a student not in your system, Slate will create a new student record for that prospective applicant.

How did we do?

Configuring Document Delivery via SFTP

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